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. that's vice president joe biden swearing in samantha power this morning as our new u.n. ambassador. samantha power of course replaces susan rice who's now president obama's national security adviser. a lot of people expected this to be a big, hairy confirmation fight. but samantha power ended up getting 87 votes in the senate. so there you go. u.n. ambassador, confirmed. the senate also confirmed one of president obama's top judicial nominees before leaving town. the senate unanimously confirmed raymond chan to sit on the u.s. court of appeals for the federal circuit. now, that court deals with a lot of important stuff, including trademarks, patents, as well as veterans' claims. we also now officially have an atf director. the senate confirmed b. todd jones to lead the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives. this is the atf's first permanent director in seven years. they said it couldn't be done. but it got done. today we also got a look at the new jobs numbers for the month of july. the u.s. economy added 160,000 jobs for the month. the unemployment rate ticked down t
of a key international norm that barack obama and joe biden and other world leaders have come together several years ago to prevent and to try to prohibit and create a global allergy against the proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction, and they believe that not to respond to this case -- it's a very different case than the ongoing questions about assad and internal instability and, you know, the fight for syria. this is about a global norm, and that is why they are going to basically punish parts of the syrian government and try to create a capacity. that's odd about this is that they are basically telegraphing to the world that they're going to do it, and one will have to assess after the fact whether or not syria was able to harden, move, or hide assets that they fear will be attacked. it's not often, i mean, if you were in a perfect military planning incident, you would attack without notice. the obama administration is giving very, very wide notice, in facts an attack is coming in my view. >> steve clemons. washington editor at large for the "atlantic" magazine and som
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